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Gerald Beers Tompkins II

Home: Big Flats, New York
Date of Death: May 2, 2017
Age: 77
Birthplace: Corning, New York
Birthdate: October 29, 1939
 

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Gerald Beers Tompkins II

Gerald Beers Tompkins I, 77, of Big Flats, NY, died due to complications with pneumonia on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Robert Packer Hospital.

He was born October 29, 1939, in Corning, the son of Spencer and Florence (Share) Tompkins.Gerald married Dorothea Smith on June 8,1984.

He was a Veteran serving in the United States Army for approximately 28 years, dedicating most of his time in the service as a drill sergeant. He was an avid hand radio operator, holding a license for nearly 20 years.

He retired as a Platinum Machinist from Corning Inc, after 30 years. After his retirement, he continued working in security at various locations including Dresser-Rand and Sikorsky for a number of years.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Dorothea Tompkins of Big Flats; and his children: Janet Tompkins, Gerald Tompkins II (Janet), Kathryn Hampton (David), Rebecca Kitchen, and Gary Wentling (Angie). He is also survived by 23 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. Services will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Military Honors.

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